Category: Legal

The Police and the Election by Mike Speakman

Mike Speakman 27th November 2019   Policing issues are of some relevance in this election, now only two weeks away. Parties are making commitments which they may or may not keep, but the trend is generally in the right direction. As we all know, police numbers have been cut drastically since 2010, at the instigation…

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For Britain – PayPal Ban Statement

Important Message re PayPal (please read the whole message) 9th October 2019 updated 11th October On Tuesday the 8th of October, PayPal decided to close the For Britain account without warning or explanation. An automated email informed us that the account was suspended immediately, and in 6 months they will let us know if they…

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Press Statement : Supreme Court Decision 24th September 2019

Press Statement : 24th September 2019 The For Britain Movement strongly disagrees with the decision reached today by the Supreme Court that the Queen’s prorogation of parliament is void.  As pointed out in the Law Spokesman’s blog yesterday, the principle that parliament is sovereign is at the heart of UK’s unwritten constitution, but it is…

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Legal Officer’s View: The Prorogation Case in the Supreme Court

By Paul Ellis, Legal Officer 19th September 2019 The news watching public have sat through more parliamentary votes and debates over standing orders and Erskine May over the past three years than is normal for a whole lifetime. The respite from more Brexit that came with prorogation of parliament has proved brief as the battle…

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BREXIT: Speaker’s Authority Is Now Very Dicey

by Paul Ellis, Legal Officer 29th August 2019 When I was a teacher of law, one of my favourite classes concerned the rule of law. To make a potentially rather dull and theoretical topic more engaging for my students, I devised a fiendishly complicated game. The game had a board with a start and a…

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The Tommy Robinson Contempt Judgement Summary

On 5th July 2019 judges Mark Warby and Victoria Sharp found Tommy Robinson guilty of contempt of court: See here. They were only able to do so by using a misleadingly-edited quote of what Tommy said and retrospectively making up sweeping new laws on contempt. The page numbers given are those in the judgement. Many…

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